|Site 3: Hursthole Point|
How to get here
From the M6, take the Penrith J40 turn-off. Following the A66 Ullswater road. Follow the A66 Keswick sign, heading West.
Stay on this road for some 24 miles where on your right, Bassenthwaite lake will appear. The Swan Hotel sign will be on your left and within a few minutes the lay-by for dive site 3 Hurst Hole.
Good views of the lake and for picnics (photo a). It's a good spot for the non diving members of the family who can enjoy the woodland trails. Between the end of July and first few weeks of August, you'll find Ospreys fly high above you, over the mountain ranges of Broom fell and Sale fell.
From M6 Penrith junction, pick up the A66 for Keswick. Follow this around Keswick and onto Bassenthwaite lake. The main dive site parking for site nos 2 and 3 will be seen on your right.
Hursthole Point is not on the dual carriageway making a safer cross-over to park at this dive site. (photo b)
Maximum depth circa 22 metres (reach 12 metres then turn north and parallel to road for a mile and a bit!!
For your information only: Heading east across this relatively shallow shelf into (hopefully) 10 metres! There is an area that reaches this depth here called Hursthole point. Not the most inspiring of lake dives but you may pick up the odd old bottle if lucky. For divers there's not much happening here. Having said that, you just never know - the lakes change like the seasons and we have certainly not covered every metre of lake bed in any of the lakes!
Hazards to Divers
Nothing noted last time we dived